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'The archetypal dictator' dies

It has been confirmed that the president of Uzbekistan has died, following days of speculation that his 26 year rule was over.

Islam Karimov came to power as a Communist leader, and banned all political opposition and independent media in the country.

Human rights groups say as many as 12,000 political prisoners are in jail and many others have been murdered.

Steve Rosenberg reports.

  • 02 Sep 2016
  • From the section World
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